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Erotica publisher Ellora’s Cave plans to launch its own ereader device

I recently interviewed Susan Edwards, the COO of Ellora’s Cave, about news that the publisher is about to launch its own ereader device. Dubbed the ECave C71, the ereader is a Chinese-made LCD model that will be branded by the … Continue reading

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Want to see ConsumerReports.org’s ereader reviews and ratings? Free access today only

Consumer Reports is one of the original paywall publications, and for good reason—they don’t take outside advertising or have corporate sponsors, and they are complete geeks when it comes to thoroughly testing every product they review. (Believe me, I’ve visited … Continue reading

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Are readers growing more concerned about DRM? (Please?)

A highly informal survey hints that maybe DRM’s biggest enemy is the growing popularity of ebooks — the more you read, the more likely you are to be annoyed by lending and platform restrictions. Continue reading

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Kindle 3 pre-orders sold out; next wave ships September 4th

Just a quick note that both the $189 and $139 Kindle 3 models are now listed as sold out on Amazon.com, even though they don’t ship until August 27th. Amazon now says that new pre-orders will ship “on or before … Continue reading

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Amazon announces $139 Kindle

Today Amazon put an end to months of rumors, and announced two new versions of its 6″ Kindle. The $189 model is similar to the Kindle 2 but includes Wi-Fi as well as 3G connectivity. It’s also slightly smaller and … Continue reading

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Why I returned my Pandigital Novel

Last weekend, I posted that I’d bought a new Pandigital Novel for $130 ($170 – coupon – mail-in-rebate), then hacked it to run Kindle for Android. Although I was excited by the prospect of a cheap full color Kindle tablet, … Continue reading

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SmartPlanet is giving away a free Kindle

The website SmartPlanet, which covers “energy, science and tech news,” is giving away a free Kindle 2. To enter, you have to visit this contest page and sign up for their weekly newsletter. The fine print says you may unsubscribe … Continue reading

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Kindle still on top in latest Consumer Reports tests

With so many ebook devices from both new and established companies hitting the market this year, I keep waiting for Amazon’s Kindle to slip from the top spot. According to Consumer Reports, however, it’s still the best bang for your … Continue reading

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